Effective Features

Cool effective new features to improve your Mandarin
  • Effective Chinese sponsors Weekly Meetups

    Effective Chinese sponsors Weekly Meetups

    Effective Chinese sponsors the Portland Mandarin Meetup to give students the opportunity to practice outside of class. We usually meet on Saturdays and everyone is welcome. Attendees include Chinese people, people who are actively studying, and most are just happy to have a way to keep practicing Mandarin so they don’t forget it. Every week we do ...

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  • Super Effective Study Methods

    Super Effective Study Methods

    So Effective it feels like Cheating! Pronouncing Mandarin can be difficult for English speakers. But, not any more! This incredible new tool makes it easier to identify, and correct, your own mistakes. It is especially useful on a mobile device. Here is how it works. Open your phone or laptop to the lesson you want to studying. Click or tap the fi...

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  • Customizable Dialog Tables

    Customizable Dialog Tables

    Slick New Features We have added 2 new features to make our dialog tables more effective. Listen to one sentence at a time. Remove columns to reduce visual clutter. All the audio is now in the first column. The player button in the header will play the full dialog. And by clicking on the Chinese names, you will hear one sentence at a time. Yo...

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  • Happy Birthday Effective Chinese

    Happy Birthday Effective Chinese

    Effective Chinese celebrates the evolution from a humble start in 2007, to the highly integrated learning system it is today. Our website now integrates quizzes, flashcards, audio recordings, textbook, and presentation slides, all available on desktop and mobile devices. For 10 years we have been re-envisioning language instruction as a fun and rewarding...

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  • Incremental Learning

    Incremental Learning

    Effective Chinese is a pioneer in Incremental Learning. Our program lets you develop skills on 4 axes: pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and conversation. New concepts are reinforced through a variety of activities, each stimulating different regions of the brain. We incrementally introduce the language, so progress is manageable and effective. Between...

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